Sumatra Susuphan from Bangkok, Thailand, also called ‘Natty’ was named the world’s hairiest girl in 2010. The 17-year-old was born with a rare condition called Ambras Syndrome.It is a congenital skin disease characterized by excessive hair growth on the entire body, also known as “werewolf syndrome.”
This condition is very rare with fewer than 100 cases documented worldwide. It is linked to excessive male hormones in women, so chest and back hair are often present on women with hirsutism.
Recently, her father Samrerng told social media that she is still suffering from the condition but has shaved the hair off her face and body. Her family and friends have always supported her, even when people knew to be cruel to her.
Someone else who supported her and married her is a young boy, according to her Facebook profile. Sumatra captioned the photo: “You’re not just my first lover, you’re the love of my life.”
This article first appeared on Nypost.
At the Guinness World Records ceremony in Rome in 2010, the girl talked about how she didn’t allow the condition to impact her life in any way. She said: “I don’t feel any different to anyone else, and I’ve got lots of friends at school.”
“Being hairy makes me special.” she added.
Marco Frigatti, who is the head of the global records management team for Guinness World Records talked about the brave girl. He said: “She’s a remarkable little girl. She’s proud of who she is and wants to be treated just like everyone else.”
“She’s not the one with the problem — it’s only those who treat her differently who’ve got the problem.”
We also agree with him that Sumatra is one brave and strong girl, living her life to the fullest, despite her condition.